|ifconfig, when used on the Linux kernel 2.2 and later, does not report when the network interface is in promiscuous mode if it was put in promiscuous mode using PACKET_MR_PROMISC, which could allow attackers to sniff the network without detection, as demonstrated using libpcap.
|CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|sid, trixie, bookworm
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
This seems to be a misunderstanding of what the PROMISC flag
is about. ifconfig reports properly when it is set using